27 Statistics On Ambulatory EHRs, Practice Management Solutions

Anuja Vaidya | Becker's Hospital Review | June 5, 2013

Forty-six percent of U.S. physician groups plan to join a health information exchange, according to the "5th Annual U.S. Ambulatory Electronic Health Record & Practice Management Study," released by HIMSS Analytics, a non-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

The study includes insights from more than 800 physician groups on electronic health record and practice management adoption, vendor share and meaningful use attestation across the U.S. physician market. It also incorporates information from the HIMSS Analytics database.

Here are some key findings from the study.

Ambulatory electronic health record adoption

  • Seventy-three percent of respondents reported having purchased an ambulatory EHR solution.
  • Thirty-three percent of hospital-owned physician groups reported using EHR systems by Epic, whereas thirty-eight percent of free-standing physician groups reported using an EHR system other than the one developed by a major vendor.